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Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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2 out of 5 eggs I also had a DOA drive -- COD issue 10/08/2009

This review is from: Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: These drives appear to be outstanding when they don't arrive DOA or fail before burn-in.

Cons: My first drive arrived with the "Click of death" issue, and I'm currently in the RMA process. Based on outstanding reports from others, I've requested a replacement -- I'll give this model another chance before requesting a refund.

Other Thoughts: The shipping box was partially crushed, although the drive itself appeared undamaged. Aside from packing it well, which I have no complaints about (other than to note that styrofoam peanuts make quite a mess if you aren't carefu)l, I might recommend also marking the boxes as Fragile.

Arriving DOA is a surprisingly common problem with many 1TB+ capacity hard drives. This issue seems to apply across multiple manufacturers and vendors. I'm not sure if it's a general QA problem, or that such high-capacity drives are simply not robust enough to handle normal shipping. I'd like to be able to revise my review based on my experience with the replacement drive.

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TERK AM/FM+ Stereo Antenna with Gamma Loop Technology
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3 out of 5 eggs Good passive FM, but poor AM antenna 11/30/2005

This review is from: TERK AM/FM+ Stereo Antenna with Gamma Loop Technology

Pros: The FM antenna improved reception significantly over the monopole antenna that came with my radio.

Cons: The AM antenna doesn't receive nearly as well as several loops of wire wrapped around a plastic frame that the manufacturer provided with my radio.

Other Thoughts: I wanted an antenna that didn't require power for my office. This product succeeds as a low-price FM antenna, but the AM reception is only slightly better than no antenna at all. I'll continue to use a separate antenna for AM.

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Display Name: James P.

Date Joined: 06/11/03

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  • First Review: 11/30/05
  • Last Review: 10/08/09
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